FDA emergency use authorized COVID-19 antibody test will be available at no cost to community members.
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(Spin Digit Editorial):- Aliso Viejo, Nov 5, 2020 (Issuewire.com) – As COVID-19 cases rise throughout the country, GUARDaHEART 501(c)3 Foundation has teamed up with the nondenominational Coast Hills Church to provide coronavirus antibody testing to community members at no cost.
No Cost COVID-19 Antibody Testing Community Event
This no-cost COVID-19 antibody test is a blood-based test that can be used to detect the presence of an IgG antibody response. A positive result indicates that an individual has been infected with the COVID-19 pathogen in the past. While serological tests should not be used to diagnose active infection, they can identify past Covid-19 infections and whether a person has developed an immune response or immunity to COVID-19. This test could be a critical next step in battling COVID-19, continuing to flatten the curve, and ensuring a safe re-opening of the community. All tests and results will be kept 100% confidential. Results will be available in three to five business days or less.
The SARS-CoV-2 serology antibody test being provided has a specificity of 100% and a sensitivity of 96% based on initial performance evaluations. This no-cost test is one of the most reliable antibody tests available and far more reliable than many other tests being provided.
Anyone who is at least eighteen years old (anyone under eighteen years old can also be tested, but must be accompanied but an adult) can receive a COVID-19 serology antibody blood test at no cost to them on Thursday, November 5, 2020, and Tuesday, November 17, 2020 in the parking lot of Coast Hills Church, 5 Pursuit, Aliso Viejo, California 92656.
It is simple to register for your no-cost COVID-19 antibody test. You can reserve your test using this form or go to www.guardaheart.org. Insured community members will have NO out-of-pocket costs. It is covered under the CARES Act with or without insurance. GUARDaHEART is the organizer of the event, all testing is performed by two CLIA certified labs. If you are unable to register online, you may also register in-person on the testing date but be sure to plan for extra time to complete the registration in-person.
“We are bringing together the best minds in public health, academia and private industry to design a program that can help lower the risk for COVID-19 in all of our communities and keep us on the path to reopening.” Governor Gavin Newsom
“Safe, accessible, and accurate COVID-19 antibody testing is crucial to the safe reopening of California, as well as to the safety of our individual community members,” said Estrella Harrington, founder of the GUARDaHEART Foundation, “That’s why GUARDaHEART has partnered with Coast Hills Church to bring this vital service to Aliso Viejo and the surrounding areas. We want to make our community feel safe, and providing easily attainable COVID-19 antibody testing will get us one step closer to that goal.”
“Coast Hills Church is committed to providing assistance to foster COVID-19 safety and support. We will continue outreach efforts supporting the community through a variety of programs.” Todd Gorton, Senior Pastor at Coast Hills Church
The State of California has confirmed that Orange County has successfully demonstrated a plan that meets the state-required metrics as outlined in the California Resiliency Roadmap to re-open Orange County businesses.
You can find additional testing opportunities throughout Southern California by visiting GUARDaHEART.org. GUARDaHEART is actively working with businesses, nonprofit organizations, and community organizations in Orange County, Los Angeles County, and San Bernardino County to provide additional no-cost COVID-19 antibody testing to the public.
For media inquiries, or organizations interested in partnering with GUARDaHEART contact Yvette Morales at [email protected] or 949-244-9769.
GUARDaHEART is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit that provides education to the community, corporations, Native American organizations, unions, and individuals to promote heart disease awareness, detection, and prevention. Our mission is to empower communities through preventative action and to reduce the risk of heart disease worldwide. “LEARN. DETECT. PREVENT.” www.GuardaHeart.org
GUARDaHEART is the organizer of the community events and all tests provided are performed by two CLIA Certified Laboratories.
About Coast Hills Church
Coast Hills Church is led by Pastor Chet Lowe and is committed to meeting the needs of our community by engaging through outreach efforts locally and globally. These efforts include care for vulnerable youth and both foster and adoptive families, supporting the working poor and homeless, community development, and home construction locally and globally. To learn more on services and volunteer opportunities, contact Outreach Minister, Jeff Kotrody at [email protected] or www.CoastHillsChurch.org.
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